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RPS Group goes digital

As we are still unable to meet in person, this season we will start the RPS Group off via zoom, beginning on Tuesday 15th September at 7.30pm. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Royal Photographic Society distinctions, do join us for an introduction to the different levels and how to go about submitting work for assessment. A key part of putting together a portfolio of work for the RPS is how the images work together – a mini exhibition if you like – in a ‘panel’. The dark arts of panelling are not just critical for RPS submissions but helpful in putting together images for Club exhibitions and the Print Panel Competition (which we all hope will be possible next year!).

As well as an overview of the RPS awards we will be focusing this month on the LRPS, Licentiate level – the ‘L’ panel, and will look in more depth in October at the Associateship, the ARPS. Do join us to find out more.

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Sep 15, 2020 19:30 London
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The featured image is from a successful L panel by Sarah Nichol

 

 

 

DEVELOPERS GROUP PHOTOSHOOT – 3RD OCTOBER

A seascape photoshoot meeting will be held on Saturday 3rd October for the Developers Group i.e. those members in the Club class.  We will meet in the main beach car park at Bracklesham Bay (PO20 8JH) at 4pm then there is a short walk to the water line so we should be able to be taking pictures by 4:30 at the latest. 

Low water will occur at 1848 and the tide is low at 0.8 on 3rd October so we will have the opportunity to take atmospheric photos of the groyne lines leading to the basket marker as the sea recedes and we can use the beach and/or water lines to fill in the texture around the groynes.  Sunset is at 1837 on that date so low water and possible sunset should produce good photo opportunities.  Even if there no sun cloud formations can be quite spectacular at Bracklesham

Attached to this post are some images by Andy Bracey to show what can be achieved.  Please bring your tripod if you have one and some wellies.  Andy and I will meet you in the car park so we can discuss possibilities before we walk to the shore.

It would be helpful to know how many might be interested in attending (e mail michaelmikehancock@gmail.com) but if you prefer to wait until the day and then just turn up that is also fine.

Our usual Developers group programme is based in the main on indoor meetings but as that may be some way off we felt a photoshoot would be a good way to start.  Depending on the level of interest and views of participants other photoshoots could be arranged.

Mike

Opening meeting

Hi All,

Great start to the season I thought with a wonderful presentation by Tony Worobiacs which I’m sure you all enjoyed  as much as I did. Next week we look forward to Peter Searights presentation ‘The Accidental Pro’, www.theremarkablestudio.com.  

Peter Rocchhiccioli  mentioned that our summer showcase has been advertised in the SCPF newsletter and here is the link if you’d like to view it, http://southerncountiespf.org.uk/2020/08/scpf-newsletter-august-2020/.

Stay safe and hopefully we can meet soon at Tangmere.

Mike

 

Zoom Updates

It is important that members keep their Zoom application up to date because Zoom are regularly applying updates and sometimes if you are running an older version of the software it may not behave properly.

Zoom also are continually improving/changing the security so it is important to use the latest (and hopefully most secure version).

Updating Zoom is very straightforward, but varies according to the platform you are using. For more details please see the link below:

Zoom Upgrade/update to latest version

PAGB GROUP VIRTUAL MEETING MONDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 7.15

The next meeting of the PAGB Group will be on Monday 7th September. . Because of the pandemic of Covid-19 this will be a virtual meeting once again. All club members are welcome. The meeting will start at 7.30sharp, please log on at around 7.15 so that we may make a prompt start. 

See below for the log on details 

The image featured above is The Basket Maker © Mike Davison which won a PSA Gold Medal in the Welsh International Salon of Photography 

Virtual PAGB Group Meeting

Time: Sep 7, 2020 07:15 PM London

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New Season begins

Hi All,

A very warm welcome to the start of our 2020/21 season and I hope we are all as happy as the lad in the featured image. Tonight we have the pleasure of being in the company of Tony Worobiec who will be presenting ‘The Waters Edge – a celebration of the British Coast’, so I hope as many of you can join the zoom meeting as possible. Details are in the programme section of our website with a link to the zoom meeting.

During August your committee have been very busy trying to develop a plan for implementing our print competitions, developing a risk assessment for attending meetings at Tangmere and exploring an inter club fun competition for our Christmas bash meeting. While nothing yet can be confirmed, all of this work is proceeding well and I hope to be able to publish more detail in future newsletters so watch this space. My sincere thanks to all the committee for their hard work to date.

Finally, I hope you have all had the opportunity to view our summer showcase on the Novium website. If not please make the effort as it really is well worth it.

So, I wish you all the very best and look forward to sharing our new seasons programme with you over the coming months.

Mike

 

Print group Tuesday 8th september

The Print Group reconvenes via Zoom on Tuesday 8th September – all members are very welcome to join us. If you would like to share your images for group discussion, advice and tips on getting the best out of your digital files in readiness for that happy day when we can share actual prints again, please email a maximum of three images to me using the guidance as set out below by 5pm on Monday 7th September.

You can find the Zoom invitation sign in details at the end of this post.

To submit images for discussion please follow this guidance on how to do so.

  • Please submit images by 5pm on  Monday 7th September by email attachment to me.
  • Resize images to 1600 x 1200 pixels, maximum 2MB. You can find resizing guidance on the Club website at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/pdi-image-re-sizing/
  • Please title your images (embedded in the file please, not as an email list) with your name then either the title or other identifier, such as file number ie Lorna Brown Sunny Afternoon or LornaBrown no1 
  • Email them to me (if you don’t have my email address you can find a list of Useful telephone numbers and email addresses on the website under ‘Documents’
  • If MAC users can find how to attach rather than embed images it would be really helpful but isn’t necessary (PCs read some MAC images as embedded not attached, which can be resolved by how the MAC makes the attachment)

New members – and indeed any one who has yet to take part in the group – are very welcome to sign into Zoom as observers. The sign in details are : –

Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Print Group Meeting
Time: Sep 8, 2020 19:30 London

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The featured image is by Nikki Holden

Trifold Programme

If you are missing the traditional card Trifold programme then this post is for you.

Sue Watts has prepared the programme for you, but we have been unable to distribute it in the normal way this year, but if you want to print your own we are providing a PDF copy.

Just download the programme from here and print your own.

Littlehampton town show

Hi All,

I’ve received the following e-mail from the organisers of the above. They are running online lockdown competitions and one of them is ‘Lockdown Photography’.

‘I thought members of Chichester Camera Club might be interested in our Online Lockdown Competitions we are running this year as the usual Town Show has been cancelled. All details can be found  on our website and would be grateful if you would forward onto those who may be interested. Closing date 31 August.
Many thanks for your support’.
 
Christina Iden
Littlehampton Town Show Committee Member

Vacant Posts in the Club

Hi All,

I’m looking for a couple of volunteers to fill two posts in the club.

Firstly we need a new Publicity Secretary. This post has the responsibility of generating publicity for our exhibitions. It is not an onerous task but very important to the club. I do have some information from our last post holder, Rob Campling, including contacts and letters etc. 

Secondly, I am looking  for someone to support Linda Bullimore at the signing in station in Tangmere for our club meetings. This would entail meeting and greeting members and guests, making sure they have signed in and are wearing badges, have paid any necessary guest fees and deputising for Linda should she be away.

Please give this some consideration as both posts are essential in helping to run our very successful club.

If you are interested please contact me using the following link, chair@chichestercameraclub.org.uk

Many thanks.

Mike Harris. Chair.